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A very attractive book exploring jasmines in culture - including fascinating insight into their history, folklore and religious importance. A detailed history of the usage of jasmines in perfumery, contributed by Robert Calkin, explains why it is such an important constituent in some of the world's most exclusive scents. This compendium also contains invaluable advice on cultivation, propagation and the use of jasmines in the garden, with nearly all cultivated species being illustrated by contemporary or old botanical paintings, line drawings and photographs.

Includes an informative reference guide to taxonomic treatment of species complete with a key. A comprehensive and complete guide to the genus Jasminum, perfect for any lover or collector of this delightful species.

© The Royal Horticultural Society 2017